Grad transfer Ehab Amin is one of the most unique talents available. The Egyptian guard is a menace on defense, recording over 3.4 steals per game in 2016-17. That number led all of Division I. After missing this past season due to injury, he will end up at a big program next year.
Ehab Amin started his college career at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. As a junior, he was an All-Southland Conference selection. On top of the crazy steals mark, he averaged 16.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, both second on the team. He also chipped in 2.9 assists. He announced that he will transfer for his final season back on March 28.
It is no surprise that a number of programs are after the 6-foot-4 guard. That list is larger than most of the ones we’ve seen in this giant graduate transfer market.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, grad transfer Ehab Amin has heard from at least 23 programs.
Most of the ones listed are pretty big-time teams. Nine different conferences are represented, including all of the Power Five leagues and the Big East.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi grad transfer Ehab Amin hearing from ton of schools, he told ESPN: FSU,Texas A&M, Iowa St, Oklahoma St, Seton Hall, Nevada, BYU , Ohio St, Louisville, AZ, Texas, Wich St, NC State, West Va, Okla, VCU, Miami, SMU, Texas Tech, Xavier, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 13, 2018
To make things a bit more digestible, here is that full group, broken up by league. 15 of the 23 are in the Power Five leagues.
AAC: SMU, Wichita State
ACC: Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, NC State
Big East: Seton Hall, Xavier
Big Ten: Ohio State
Big 12: Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, West Virginia
SEC: Ole Miss, Texas A&M
Amin grew up in Alexandria, Egypt. He moved to the United State to pursue his basketball career after graduating from Riada American School in Alexandria in 2013.
While playing club basketball in Egypt, Amin was considered one of the best shooters in Africa. That part of his game hasn’t really translated to the college game as of yet, though he was still an effective scorer for the Islanders.
The Egyptian National Team member played at a prep school in Wisconsin when he first made the trip over to the U.S. to pursue his basketball career. However, most of the schools he’s hearing from are closer to his college home in the Southwest.
Every day, more big-time guards from small schools come in and out of the grad transfer market. Ehab Amin is definitely among the top guys, but it doesn’t sound like he’s cut down his recruitment much as of yet.